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An OPEN Letter to CHRISTIANS Who Are Not Voting For Trump

I’ve never written what could be called an open letter before, so forgive the rambling. What I really want to say is that I’m getting more and more annoyed (okay, in all honesty…pissed off) at my fellow Christians who say they want their country back but also say they would never vote for Trump. But how could anyone who calls themselves a Christian vote for Hillary Clinton?

I admit (and he probably does, too) that Trump is brash, obnoxious, insulting, and uses profanity occasionally. So effing what…we’re not electing a pastor, Sunday school teacher or choir director. We tried that once, back in the late ’70’s, remember? Worked out well, didn’t it? At the very least, we know Trump would never go on a world-wide apology tour, or go before the entire United Nations and praise Islam. What we’re electing is a President. Whereas, Trump has no real political experience, Obama had none either, unless you want to count community organizing and voting “present” as experience.

Trump’s accomplishments do speak to his leadership as a businessman and manager. Granted, he inherited a vast sum of money before he was even 30, but look what he did with it. We’ve all heard of “trust fund kids” who inherit the wealth made by their fathers and grandfathers, and then spend their lives either partying or pursuing expensive hobbies. Trump took what was handed him, built on it, and increased it.

Sure, he has an ego bigger than Texas, and he loves to put his name on everything he owns. He’s also had to deal with politicians, foreign and domestic, to get things done. That means he’s had to work with a lot of different personalities from different political persuasions. He wouldn’t be successful if he hadn’t learned how to do that.

He’s had his share of failures and bankruptcies. Once again…so what? You can never have success, and maintain that success, without having experienced some failure along the way. (Read my other Clash Daily article on the power of failure.) Name one company Obama started and ran successfully…I’ll wait. (You know, it really is possible to hum along with crickets, once you find the frequency.)

There are three main areas of concern that I feel are so important to the future of the United States, that voting for a Democrat this time around is NOT AN OPTION. They are:


Let’s for a minute put aside the discussion about the wall on the southern border and who’s going to pay for it. We know we’re experiencing a Latin American invasion and its time for a second Operation Wetback. What is more troubling is the willingness of liberals to allow Islam to have more and more influence. Obama has proposed allowing 200,000 Syrian “refugees” in. Clinton wants to increase that to several million. Also, never forget that one of Clinton’s top advisors is Huma Abedin, who has connections with Egypt’s Moslem Brotherhood. Even though Egyptian authorities have dealt with that organization, it still exists to some extent and is associated with other world-wide jihadist groups. We already have a President who has an Iranian influenced advisor in Valerie Jarret. You really think it’s just coincidence that the so-called nuclear “deal” with Iran happened the way it did? We can have no more Islamic influence coming out of the White House, and with Clinton, it will.

The economy

I’m not even going to try and get into too many specifics on this, because of space. We all know the economy is weak, with something like 90,000,000 Americans either out of work, underemployed, or who have stopped trying to find work. We know that the asinine $15 per hour minimum wage idea will put more people out of work than it will help. We know that credit has been restricted for many businesses as well. We all know it’s the same with Obamacare, which has ruined health care for more people than it’s helped. It’s also overburdened medical providers as well as insurers.

What a lot of people don’t know is that the Obama administration has gone after all business, on every level, with the implementation of more new regulations than any other President. According to The Heritage Foundation, 20, 642 new regulations have been put on businesses since 2009, with an average of 22 BILLION a year in cost for implementation to meet requirements. These were not passed by Congress, but instead are the work of unelected bureaucrats.

Clinton’s comment about “…putting coal miners out of work…” (which she then lied about) is just the tip of the proverbial ice berg. The only time Democrats care about any business is if there might be a donation forthcoming from the owners. The economy will not improve with another Democrat in office. It will with a businessman who understands what it takes to keep people working, keep the doors open, function in a free market economy, and know how to make and invest profits.

The Supreme Court

Of the three areas of concern mentioned here, this is by far the most important. There is already one vacancy on the court with the death of Anton Scalia. The next President, over the course of four to eight years, will have to appoint at least one more, and perhaps as many as three new Justices. Consider this…the average age of retirement for a Supreme Court Justice is at the age of 75 to 80. Here are the ages and political affiliations of the current Justices.

Anthony Kennedy (79) R
Clarence Thomas (67) R
John Roberts (61) R
Samuel Alito (66) R
Ruth Bader Ginsberg (83) D
Stephen Breyer (77) D
Sonia Sotomayor (61) D
Elena Kagan (56) D

As you can see, politically it’s an even split for now. Ginsberg will probably be the next to retire. Breyer and Kennedy, both in their late 70s, will be next. That’s three right there who could be replaced within the next few years. Two liberals, Sotomayor and Kagan, the youngest, could conceivably have another 20 years, or more, on the court. You see, it won’t take much to stack the court against conservative principles for at least a generation.

If Clinton gets into the White House, I honestly believe we can kiss the Bill of Rights goodbye. She vowed to go after guns (2nd Amendment) and probably would like to expand campus speech codes to the rest of the country (1st Amendment). New York City already has a version of speech codes, wherein 31 different modes of “gender expression” are now recognized. Failure to use the proper phrase when addressing someone can cost you. Don’t think this couldn’t be expanded to the rest of the country. Clinton is also on record saying that Christians need to change our ways.

It’s obvious that Hillary Clinton will be worse than Obama. She, too, has claimed to be a socialist and is only interested in power for the sake of power. To get it, she’s willing to destroy the United States of America.

Between now and the election, I urge every American to read two books, both written by Barbara Olsen: The Final Days, about the Clintons pilfering from the White House, and Hell to Pay, which details how Hillary treats her staff. While these weren’t written by Clinton, they give a good look at how the so-called Clinton Machine functions. Very few people read Obama’s books before he came into office.

While Trump is not a perfect person or candidate, who is? What he is, though, is a highly motivated, successful businessman who knows how to get things done; he’s not a political insider (i.e. GOP RINO) who owes any “favors” or can be bought; he’s as annoyed about illegal immigration as the rest of us; and as President, he can uphold the Constitution by keeping the Supreme Court from turning into nothing but a bunch of liberal sycophants.

If you’re going to decide on accomplishments (successes AND failures), then consider Matthew 7:16. “By their fruits shall ye know them.”

If you’re going to decide based on where you want the country to be in future, then think in terms of what can be lost, especially if we lose the Bill of Rights…and incrementally, the rest of the Constitution. If you’re reading this and you consider yourself a Christian, think…and pray…concerning what you’re willing to lose.

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John DeGroff

John DeGroff is the original bass player for the Christian rock band Petra. He currently plays for the band GHF which is comprised of other original members from Petra. DeGroff has extensive experience as a freelance music journalist and newspaper reporter as well as an on-line music reviewer. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and lives in Warsaw, Indiana where he is employed as a care giver for mentally challenged adults.